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  1. Great fun! SPOILER ALERT Winned in some 2 hours of game play sinking the amphibians with air attacks (also two subs with the SSK), no time to attack ocuppied Crimea Russian airbases (Some 22 blue aircraft loss, and some 55 red aircrafts). Thanks for sharing.
  2. Currently present in HCDB2 as weapon entry number 18596.
  3. Strategy, wargames and OSINT the latest 50 years: https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20220619.aspx
  4. In fact is present in HCDB2: weapon entry 16387 Sea Ceptor CAAM, mount 57389 Sea Ceptor VLS, only user ship entry 73 Type 23 Duke (17).
  5. Helicopter entry 9535 Mi-9SMV Hip J 92 (EW variant) lacks speeds and radar to avail use of OECM..
  6. USS Sioux City now in the Gulf, but equipped with 2xMH-60S, not with 1xMH-60S and 1xMQ-8C as in the scenario: https://seapowermagazine.org/uss-sioux-city-was-built-for-5th-fleet/
  7. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/russian-black-sea-warship-now-equipped-with-ground-based-sam-system
  8. Exercise assesment six months later, great points here: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/05/feedback-on-french-navy-high-intensity-exercise-polaris/ Quote: "After the first minutes of combat, it turns out that the result is severe, and this is what the report underlines. In fact, within fifteen minutes of combat, two frigates were sunk and two more were neutralized. 200 to 400 sailors were put out of action, killed or missing. But the result was even worse at the end of the exercise, with a total of eight ships sunk or out of combat".
  9. Yes, it is a running version. I keep the vide Ukrainians and Russian bases only as geographical hits, and perhaps for ulterior developments (One of the scenario alibis is NATO ISTAR aircrafts over the Black Sea are imperturbed, as in real world, by Russian fighters to avoid an escalade and obviously because the Russian fighters undoubtedly shall be shoot down at 100% by NATO fighters with AWACS cover).
  10. Some sources: https://www.theshipyard2.co.uk/navalbreakdowns https://turkishnavy.net/ https://bosphorusobserver.com/ https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/two-british-nuclear-submarines-decommissioned-in-one-day/ https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2022/02/25/what-makes-the-black-sea-so-strategically-important/ https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/03/russian-navy-landing-ships-seen-approaching-ukrainian-coast-near-odessa/ https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/04/loss-of-russian-cruiser-moskva-what-we-know-so-far/ https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/05/russian-navys-5-significant-losses-in-the-ukraine-war-so-far/ https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/05/u-s-may-boost-ukraines-defense-with-harpoon-missiles/ https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/05/how-the-russian-navy-is-losing-dominance-the-curse-of-snake-island/ https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2022/may/11732-russian-navy-s-oldest-submarine-alrosa-to-re-enter-service.html https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2022/may/11739-russian-black-sea-fleet-oldest-sub-b871-alrosa-to-start-sea-trials-soon.html https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british-surveillance-aircraft-monitors-russian-warships/ THAAD deployed in Deveselu from May 2019 as interim measure during Aegis Ashore update (and probably SM-3 Blk IIa from 2021, and expanded by satellite photos from 3x8 to 4x8 VLS) https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafcent/installations/nsf_deveselu.html https://www.rferl.org/a/nato-shows-off-missile-base-in-romania-calling-it-purely-defensive-/30291193.html https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_49635.htm https://ro.usembassy.gov/a-phased-adaptive-approach-for-missile-defense-in-europe/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDRrqgX-4Oc https://ac.nato.int/archive/2022/france-deploys-mamba-missile-defence-system https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-Soviet_conflicts
  11. View File Black Death Sea, 13-14 April 2022. Hypothetical Historical Scenario. Black Death Sea, 13-14 April 2022. Hypothetical Historical Scenario. A Harpoon Commander's Edition scenario for EC2003 Battle for the Mediterranean Battleset and the HCDB2-170308 new standard 1980-2025 Platform Database. This scenario is designed with advanced Scenario Editor and to be run with HCE 2015.008+ or later. This scenario is designed to be played from the Blue/NATO-Ukrainian side or from the Red/Russian side. You should play a few times first the Blue side to avoid spoilers, and only later play the Red side. Image: Guided missile cruiser Moskva (Ex-Slava), lead ship of her class (Project 1164 Atlant), only partially modernized and flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet to her sinking on April 14, 2022. The bigger military unit sunk in combat after WWII. Photo by George Chernilevsky on July 22, 2009, ceded to public domain by the author and in took from Wikipedia. After the Transnitria War of 1990-1992, the 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia and the first Russian invasion of Ukraine and its Crimea Peninsula and Donbas from 2014 the World was beginning the so-called Second Cold War or the first stages of WWIII. Against all sensible warnings and erroneous appeasement politics the President of Russia Vladimir Putin (ex-KGB lieutenant colonel) was showing clearly his plan to recover the Russian Empire and later Soviet territories for reinstitute the greatness of his Russia, and to guarantee his passage on the History as saviour of the Rodina ... or more probably as a sad and sadistic clown. At last the Russian campaign for the invasion of Ukraine started on February 24, 2022, and the surprisingly bad performance of the Russian forces, forecasting a long war, and the Western steadfast support of Ukraine surprised the world. The two most prominent facts at strategic level on the naval side were the closure of the Bosporus strait by Turkey on February 28, and the Russian naval blockade of the Ukrainian ports from the war start, preventing the export of the very need on other world points of the Ukrainian grains. Most of the Ukrainian navy was seized, blockaded or scuttled in port the first days of the Russian invasion. But the more important naval actions at tactical, propaganda and boosting of the Ukrainian morale were the destruction or damage of some Russian ships, the naval use of Baryaktar TB2 drones and many retaliatory air strikes on the occupied Snake Island. And of course as the main and most outstanding action the sinking on April 14 of the guided missile cruiser Moskva, flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, probably by the action of shore launched Ukrainian indigenous R-360 Neptune anti-ship missiles, based in ISTAR information supplied by NATO from day one of the invasion, and also prior to it. This partly hypothetical scenario is based in that last naval action, and in alternative modes of its resolution. Enrique Mas, May 24, 2022. Submitter broncepulido Submitted 05/24/2022 Category MEDC  
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    Black Death Sea, 13-14 April 2022. Hypothetical Historical Scenario. A Harpoon Commander's Edition scenario for EC2003 Battle for the Mediterranean Battleset and the HCDB2-170308 new standard 1980-2025 Platform Database. This scenario is designed with advanced Scenario Editor and to be run with HCE 2015.008+ or later. This scenario is designed to be played from the Blue/NATO-Ukrainian side or from the Red/Russian side. You should play a few times first the Blue side to avoid spoilers, and only later play the Red side. Image: Guided missile cruiser Moskva (Ex-Slava), lead ship of her class (Project 1164 Atlant), only partially modernized and flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet to her sinking on April 14, 2022. The bigger military unit sunk in combat after WWII. Photo by George Chernilevsky on July 22, 2009, ceded to public domain by the author and in took from Wikipedia. After the Transnitria War of 1990-1992, the 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia and the first Russian invasion of Ukraine and its Crimea Peninsula and Donbas from 2014 the World was beginning the so-called Second Cold War or the first stages of WWIII. Against all sensible warnings and erroneous appeasement politics the President of Russia Vladimir Putin (ex-KGB lieutenant colonel) was showing clearly his plan to recover the Russian Empire and later Soviet territories for reinstitute the greatness of his Russia, and to guarantee his passage on the History as saviour of the Rodina ... or more probably as a sad and sadistic clown. At last the Russian campaign for the invasion of Ukraine started on February 24, 2022, and the surprisingly bad performance of the Russian forces, forecasting a long war, and the Western steadfast support of Ukraine surprised the world. The two most prominent facts at strategic level on the naval side were the closure of the Bosporus strait by Turkey on February 28, and the Russian naval blockade of the Ukrainian ports from the war start, preventing the export of the very need on other world points of the Ukrainian grains. Most of the Ukrainian navy was seized, blockaded or scuttled in port the first days of the Russian invasion. But the more important naval actions at tactical, propaganda and boosting of the Ukrainian morale were the destruction or damage of some Russian ships, the naval use of Baryaktar TB2 drones and many retaliatory air strikes on the occupied Snake Island. And of course as the main and most outstanding action the sinking on April 14 of the guided missile cruiser Moskva, flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, probably by the action of shore launched Ukrainian indigenous R-360 Neptune anti-ship missiles, based in ISTAR information supplied by NATO from day one of the invasion, and also prior to it. This partly hypothetical scenario is based in that last naval action, and in alternative modes of its resolution. Enrique Mas, May 24, 2022.
  13. Beware! Mount entries 59971 and 60002, 533mm TT 11356 port and stb, are equipped not with 2xSET-65M torpedoes, but with 10xSET-65M each! I don't doubt about some 16 or 20xSET-65M reloads on internal magazines, but 20xSET-65M on mounts is a little overwhelming! (Discovered when testing a new scenario, attacking a Russian formation of 2xAdmiral Grigorovich-class frigates, my poor German-designed diesel-electric submarine was targeted instantly with 40xSET-65M ASW torpedoes).
  14. Confirmed, Russian pump-jet SS Alrosa now has Kalibr capabilities: https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/naval-news/naval-news-archive/2022/may/11739-russian-black-sea-fleet-oldest-sub-b871-alrosa-to-start-sea-trials-soon.html
  15. Thanks for your report and glad enjoyed it! Too lazy to develop a more historical (and boring) accurate variant, and busy to assemble some difficult to conceive Ukranian scenarios.
  16. In fact Tu-22M3M is present in the HCDB2 (Entry 8440) from years ago, and armed with Kh-32 (Entry 18470), but I dont use it in the scenarios because has not been very probably series-built, as recorded by Sutton and Cooper: http://www.hisutton.com/Russia-Med-BACKFIRE-Kh-32.html
  17. As usual, confused about day and hour! I hope better next time! Glad you enjoy it!
  18. TU-22M3M - SU-34 - SU 57 Are in the DB from some five years ago.
  19. Again and again, more ridiculous again. Now Independence-class limited to only 15 knots by structural cracks (But only the even numbered hulls, hahaha): https://www.defensenews.com/news/your-navy/2022/05/10/the-littoral-combat-ships-latest-problem-class-wide-structural-defects-leading-to-hull-cracks/
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